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Health Resources in Multiple Languages

Health Resources in Multiple Languages

Ethnologue: Languages of the World

An encyclopaedic reference work cataloguing all of the world's 6,909 known living languages. (United States)

Communicable Diseases

Asian Community AIDS Service

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization in Toronto. They provide HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support services to the East and Southeast Asian Canadian communities.  HIV/AIDS information can be accessed in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog.(Ontario, Canada)

Hepatitis B Foundation

Information on hepatitis B in various languages.(United States)

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccination Information for Health Care Professionals

This website provides vaccination information statements for a variety of essential vaccines in several languages. Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VISs explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to adult vaccine recipients and the parents or legal representatives of vaccine recipients who are children and adolescents. (United States)

Minnesota Department of Health

Tuberculosis fact sheets and brochures in a variety of different languages. (United States)

The Lung Association

Information on Tuberculosis in many languages. (Canada)

West Nile virus multilingual factsheets-Ontario Ministry of Health

Prevention factsheet are available in multiple languages.(Ontario, Canada)

Chronic Diseases

American Heart Association

This website provides information on cardiovascular health for patients, caregivers, health professionals, researchers and scientists. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Select links at top right side to access information in different languages. (United States)

American Cancer Society

Translated materials about cancer are offered in several Asian languages. (United States)

Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer fact sheets are made available in a range of languages. (Australia)

Canadian Cancer Society

This website provides cancer information in a variety of different languages. (Canada)

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes information sheets are available in several different languages. (Australia)

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario

This website contains a multicultural section that offers translated and culturally adapted resources on cardiovascular health.  Resources are available for Chinese, Persian and South Asian populations as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis. (Ontario, Canada)

National Diabetes Education Program

The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The mission of this program is to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. This website provides a series of diabetes related publications categorized by language, ethnicity/race, age and diabetes status. (United States)

Multilingual Quit Information Services

Quit Victoria has resources in 21 languages to help smokers quit and to provide information about the health effects of smoking and of exposure to tobacco smoke. (Australia)

Mental Health

Alzheimer Society

This webpage provides a link to sites with information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in many languages. (Canada)

Canadian Mental Health Association

This site provides multilingual brochures for a series of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder. (Canada)

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

The "Multilingual Resources" section provides multi-language information on mental health and addiction to people for whom English is not a first language and health professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Languages covered include: English, French, Amharic, Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Somalian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu. (Ontario, Canada) 

Family Fact Sheets-AACAP-American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers and their families. Fact sheets are available in English, Español, Deutsch, Malaysian, Polish, IcelandicArabic, Urdu and Hebrew.  (United States)

Multicultural Mental Health Australia

This webpage provides mental health fact sheets in various languages. (Australia)


Center for Weight & Health: Asian Language Pamphlets on Nutrition

This site, developed by the Center for Weight & Health at the University of California, Berkley, offers a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.  Materials are available in Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, and English. Types of information include: what to eat more/less of, how to make healthier choices, healthy weight for my child, and balancing TV/computer time with play time. (United States)

Health Canada: Canada's Food Guide:

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide has been translated into 10 different languages in addition to English and French. (Canada)

Peer Nutrition Program: Culturally Adapted/Translated Resources

Developed by Toronto Public Health, the Peer Nutrition Program has produced a number of multilingual resources that are culturally adapted and translated. These resources are guides to help parents or caregivers in feeding their infants and toddlers. Health professionals and educators could also use these guides as teaching tools for individual clients as well as for groups. The feeding guides incorporate food habits and foods commonly used by the cultural groups. (Ontario, Canada)

General Health Information

Eurasia Health: Knowledge Network

This website provides a database of health education materials for health care professionals and patients available in the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. (United States)

Fact Sheets

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides translated health and disease fact sheets from A to Z in various languages. (United States)

Health Access Project-Salt Lake City

This website provides samples of translated hospital instructions in various languages. Pre-operative instructions and outpatient surgery instructions are featured. (United States)

Health Information Translations

This site provides a searchable database of health issues available in multiple languages. (United States)

Health Link BC

This site provides general resources on health issues in multiple languages. (Canada)

Healthy Roads Media

This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. They are being developed to study the value of using information technology strategies to improve access to health information for diverse populations in a variety of settings. (United States)

International Health Education Alliance

The International Health Education Alliance (IHEA) assists underserviced populations, especially immigrants and refugees; to identify and define, in culturally appropriate ways, their community's health needs in regard to chronic conditions and to establish new education programs to address these needs.  In particular this website provides health education and promotion tools in various languages to assist primary health care professionals working with culturally diverse groups. This site offers translated and culturally sensitive material pertaining to breast self exams, mammography, cervical and endometrial cancers, lung cancers, prostate cancer, circumcision and HIV. Information is translated in over 45 different languages. (United States)


Information is available on diseases, illnesses and health conditions from A to Z, in several languages. (United States)

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

This site provides health information sheets in over 50 languages. (Australia)

Public Health Materials in Multiple Languages

The Seattle and King County Department of Public Health provides health and illness materials in 25 languages. (United States)

Health information is available in a variety of different languages for newcomers to Ontario. (Ontario, Canada)

Stanford Hospitals & Clinics

Health information is available on a variety of different topics and translated into 60 different languages. Health topics include: general health information, infections, mental health, cancers and other diseases and disorders. (United States)

The Ohio State University Medical Center

This website provides a variety of general health promotion and education materials.  Patient education materials are available in Somali and Spanish. (United States)

Queensland Health: Multilingual Health Resources

General health information is offered in over 50 different languages.  Health topics include:  cancer, diabetes, mental health, asthma, aged care, nutrition, sexual health and more. (Australia)



















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